Typical reply to suppliers inquiry:
I have done some research into all of the header manufacturers that we deal with including Hooker, Hedman, Doug’s, Patriot, and Flowtech. Unfortunately none of these companies currently offer a listing for your 74 model Ranchero with the 351C engine.
That included both 2 & 4V styles.
Funny that the car has manufactured headers on it now, but have not been able to determine mfg or origin.
I just pulled out a 30 year old receipt. The only Super Comp header Hooker made SPECIFICALLY for a 351C/2V headed motor in the Torino/Ranchero chassis was the #6117. It disappeared from their catalog years ago. Had a set in a '74 Torino Sport w/ a 2V head Cleveland.
With Hooker, only, I "believe" the only remaining 2V Cleveland patterns they have remaining in their catalog, specifically for this chassis, are for the 351M/400 motors (taller/wider). You COULD get lucky with one of the Mustang patterns, just be sure before you spend the money.
To the best of my knowledge, the only vendor who builds a SPECIFIC long-tube header for your motor/chassis, is FPA. When you look at their part listing, it says 2V/4V. Doesn't mean it's a single, ready-made part that fits both, but that they'll build them to order for one or the other... whichever you need. Not cheap, but damned good.
It's really strange that most seem to fit '73 - '74 Torino, but only fit up to the '73 Ranchero. Then the '74 is skipped and they start again with '75 up--
Had the guy from Summit scratching his head over that awhile--
Beginning to think I'll have to keep the rusted ones and re-paint. Would be cheaper anyway. Thanks again
That FordPowertrain link was great. Spoke to the owner, and once I recover from the cost of new pumpkin (500 gears don't work well on the street!!) I'll start saving up for a set. Would love to re-coat the ones I have, but the pitting is excessive.